Kristen Proby comes to the blog today with her newest contemporary romance series, Romancing Manhattan. Please read on for my review of
All the Way
A new series, told in two perspectives, with adult characters and plenty of angst to mix in with the sexy times, All the Way is the story of London and Finn, an actress and lawyer, and their romance between neighbors. London is a successful Tony Award winning actress that loves her work on Broadway and doesn’t want to stop it anytime soon. But she’s recuperating and healing on Martha’s Vineyard after an auto accident killed her parents and left her with a severely injured leg. Bereft, limited and more than a bit depressed, she’s hiding out and wondering just when (or if) she can return to the stage. Finn is one of three brothers, and he, a brother and his brother-in-law run a law firm in Manhattan, that just happened to represent London’s parents. Introduced a few months earlier, there was something in London that drew Finn’s eyes and desire – and it wasn’t just her looks. He wanted to see her happy again, not mired in the grief and pain from their loss.
Finn gets word that London has gone to Martha’s Vineyard, staying in her parent’s home. It just so happens that his family has a place next door, and he’s going out to check on her – perhaps surreptitiously and not to ‘start anything’ but just to check on her. He’s not interested in a relationship, and he believes she isn’t – and it’s all just about looking out for the welfare of a client. Right?
From the first tentative steps toward friendship, to sharing of themselves and taking advantage of the attraction between them, these two are well-matched, even as I often had difficulty with finding the palpable in their connection outside of the sexy times. What was intriguing, however, was the slightly older tilt to the characters – being past that ‘new adult’ stage where impulsive decisions, friends’ opinions and their own struggle for careers and establishing their lives has passed, and they are solidly successful, perhaps a bit more guarded and self-protecting, and the walls are harder to bring down. But, this is romance and the two are, first and foremost, adults with an attraction that is electric and fills a need. And Finn’s family is wonderful and perhaps a bit put off by his controlling nature, but not much, and he now is learning their frustrations, as London’s need to control events around her, always prevalent before the accident, is far more present now. It’s an intriguing tug-of-war between emotions, attraction and the truth of who they are.
Title: All the Way
Author: Kristen Proby
Series: Romancing Manhattan #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published by: William Morrow
Published on: 21 August, 2018
Source: Publisher Via Edelweiss
Audio Length: 6 Hours: 22 minutes
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In New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kristen Proby’s brand new Romancing Manhattan series, three brothers get more than they bargain for as they practice law, balance life, and navigate love in and around New York City.
Finn Cavanaugh is known for being a force to be reckoned with in the courtroom. He owns a successful law firm with his brother and brother-in-law in Manhattan. On the rare occasion that he has down time, he spends it at his home in Martha’s Vineyard. But when Finn’s troubled niece goes to stay with him for the summer in Martha’s Vineyard, he’s reluctant to take time off from work. That is, until he meets his beautiful new neighbor, London.
London Watson is a Tony Award winning actress on Broadway. When tragedy strikes her family, leaving her alone and injured, she flees Manhattan for Martha’s Vineyard. Hoping she can figure out how to pick up the pieces of her life, London is convinced that she’ll never be able to return to the stage. But when she meets the charming young girl next door and her sexy uncle, they soon lure London out of her shell as she finally begins to heal from the wounds of her past.
But when London feels confident enough to return to the spotlight, she’s dealt another devastating blow. Will the newfound love between London and Finn be enough to conquer all? Or will it be over before it has a chance to grow…?
A copy of this title was provided via Publisher Via Edelweiss for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
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